Invisibility of Aging

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The Origin of Feminine Submission: The Chalice or the Blade?

The Origin of Feminine Submission:  The Chalice or the Blade? Riane Eisler in her book The Chalice and the Blade asks the question “Why is our world so full of man’s infamous inhumanity to man – and to woman?” Historically, Societies Were Partnership Based According to Eisler there were ancient societies, in prehistory Western civilization, [...]

How Do You See Yourself – Beautiful or Average

I went on the Internet to find a video about women and beauty. I found this one:  It's just 3 minutes. It’s put on by Dove (the soap not the chocolate!) and it shows women from 5 countries deciding if they are going to walk through the door marked Beautiful or the one marked Average. [...]

The Secret to Holding on Each Year

Does your life ever feel like this poor little girl? You and I are getting older.  Period, end of sentence.  Life seems to be moving very fast lately.  Sometimes I can barely hold on. Sometimes  I wake up in the middle of the night and wonder what the heck am I doing.  How do I want [...]

The Invisibility of “Vintage” Women

Excerpts from a tell-it-like-it-is article - Huff Post "The Taboo that Surrounds the Aging Woman". "Nobody tells the carefree 25-year-old female that in another 25 years she'll be invisible. In Western cultures, women of a certain age are not revered. They are subjected to the swipe of a metaphorical hand that casts them aside and signifies to [...]

Aging and the Great Rewards

Sometime between the ages of 45 and 55 I started questioning who I was as a woman, at least from an age perspective.  It was a kind of limbo, knowing I was leaving the younger woman that I considered myself to be and at the same time headed over this unknowing precipice towards what society considers [...]

Anti-Aging or Pro-Aging?

When you anti anything you resist it.  What you resist gets bigger.  Harder.  Badder.  Worse. When you pro something it gets better.  Exciting.  More joyful.  More fulfilling. Wrap those beautiful arms around your Pro-Aging bodies and tack on a little bit of attitude to that embrace. Because guess what, trying to anti-age is a lost cause, impossible and [...]

Ladies, Are You 45 or So and Feeling Like This?

I asked this question to a small group of women recently who were mid-forties, approaching fifty.  "What is your most challenging thing about getting older as a woman?" Having my face, boobs and butt go south. Losing my mind to Alzheimer's. Facial wrinkles. Not seeming like a sexual being to the world. I don't think it's [...]

Sexism, Racism and now Age-ism

1.  Discrimination against persons of a certain age group.  2.  A tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment. Origin - 1965 - 1970; age + -ism, on the model of sexism, racism, etc. Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, ©Random House, Inc. 2013 Women Aging Proud is [...]

Are We Invisible as We Age?

This is truly beautiful. What is wonderful about this is that people will walk past older persons as though they don’t exist. I sometimes think that in the eyes of anyone, let's say under the age of 45 or so, we become invisible as we age, especially these days of such a strong anti-aging obsession. [...]

Never Too Old for a Party

Brooke Aster, at 98 glorious years, said "I grow more intense as I age, and I am more passionate about the projects I believe in.  I still enjoy getting dressed elegantly in the evening and making an "entrance" at a party." Taken from Wise Women by Joyce Tenneson